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Resources & Books

Further suggestions gratefully received.

 

Books

  • Marcus Green The possibility of difference – a biblical affirmation of inclusivity. Mayhew 2018

  • Karen Keen The word of a humble God – the origins, inspiration and interpretation of

  • scripture.  Eerdmans, 2022  and Scripture, Ethics and possibility of same-sex relationships. Eerdmans.  2018

  • Jayne Ozanne (ed).  Journeys in Grace and Truth: Revisiting Scripture and Sexuality 

  • Ekklesia. 2016.  Fifteen evangelical men and women, including four bishops, share their journeys towards inclusion. 

  • David Runcorn Love means love – same-sex relationships and the bible. SPCK 2022

  • Jonathan Tallon Affirmative – why you can say yes to the bible and yes to people who are LGBTQi+.  Richardson Jones Press. 2023

  • Mark Vasey-Saunders  Defusing the sexuality debate. SCM pub: July 23. 

    • Defusing the Sexuality Debate seeks to explain why current disagreements are so intractable and outline some suggestions as to how all sides could facilitate a more constructive conversation. Building on an exploration of the development of tradition and biblical scholarship in evangelical Anglicanism during the twentieth century, the book makes the case that conflicts over sexuality are symbolic of deeper disagreements over the place of Christianity in the modern world.

  • James V Brownson, Bible, Gender, Sexuality, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2013

    • probably the best biblical scholarship on sexuality from an inclusive standpoint

  • Andrew P Marin. Love is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community (Downers Grove: IVP, 2009) 

    • a proposal for a less confrontational engagement with the gay community that stops treating them as a problem      and 

  • Us versus us: The untold story of religion and the LGBT community . Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2016.

    • Marin’s myth-busting research into the spirituality of the LGBT community in the US.

  • Wendy VanderWal-Gritter. Generous spaciousness: Responding to gay Christians in the church Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2014.

    • a practically-focused book about welcoming diversity in an evangelical context

  • Matthew Vines. God and the Gay Christian, New York: Convergent. 2014.  

    • a very good and accessible book from an inclusive evangelical standpoint

  •  Stephen, Bates.  A Church at War. London: I.B. Taurus, 2004). 

    • About the British context but written from outside the church:a good, if journalistic, account of how we got to where we are.

  • Stephen Cox Navigating by the Son  Matador. 2021.

    • A conservative who is urging ‘walking with’ not ‘apart’ (his son is gay and they differ in their faith understanding on this. Moving and timely

Web and other resources

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